Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

I don’t expect to get much writing (or any other work) accomplished today, Inauguration Day in the U.S. But I’m going ahead and posting this brief update from my desk nonetheless!

1. This week I received a 2020 sales report and royalties for Birthright: Poems. Let’s just say that there was a dramatic decline from 2019 (and the book was only on sale for two months in 2019!).

But in 2019 I was able to sell more copies at events. And I don’t have to tell you about 2020.

That said, there were sales. And there were royalties. And so, I was able to make another contribution (albeit a much smaller one) to Sefaria.

2. One of the poems in Birthright, “Dayenu,” has been chosen for inclusion in this new Passover haggadah.

Cover of Mishkan HaSeder: A Passover Haggadah.

You can learn more about the new haggadah on the CCAR Press website.

AND—this week I learned that CCAR Press is offering a special 30% pre-order discount. The discount code is MHS30 and is valid through February 12, 2021.  

3. Discovery of the week: the Genius Scan app. (How did I not know of this earlier?) I foresee lots of digitizing of my print articles, stories, essays, etc. in my future.

cover of Mishkan HaSeder

5 thoughts on “Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

  1. Mazel Tov on your poem being selected, Erika!
    That’s just wonderful!!!

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thanks, Jane!

  2. Gargi says:

    I’ve been using GeniusScan for a while now and just thought everyone knew about it already! Very useful app.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Gargi, when it comes to anything tech-related, I am typically ignorant! I’m just lucky that I complained about a particular PDF dilemma when I was on the phone with my bff. She’s such a problem-solver! 😉

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